JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti inaugurated the 30th Police-Public Mela at Gulshan Grounds here on Sunday.
A Spokesperson said that a large number of people from different walks of life attended the fair, which is held twice every year in the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu.
After inaugurating the mela, Mehbooba Mufti paid floral tributes to the jawans and officers of J&K Police who laid down their lives while performing their duties.
The Chief Minister went many stalls and appreciated the quality of products from all the three regions of the State put on display.
Organized by Jammu & Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association (JKPWWA), as many as 53 stalls have been set up by various Police establishment centres in the Mela.
The fair aims at generating resources for the welfare of the wards and families of jawans and officers of Police Department.
Director General of Police, S. P. Vaid; several ADsGP, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and other senior officers were present on the occasion.
Also present were Chairperson, JKPWWA, Bharti Vaid and members of JKPWWA.
Addressing the gathering, DGP thanked people and for making this mela a huge success. He thanked the PWWA members and different units of J&K police for making excellent arrangements which helped in making the mela a huge success. He also praised the performance of the artists and congratulated the winners and hoped that the people will continue their patronisation of this mega police-public partnership event.
The main highlight of the mela, the raffle draw was conducted at 4 p.m in which 8968 prizes were announced which included 24 cars and other high-end gifts.
A Police spokesperson said that winners have been advised to approach AIG (Welfare) PHQ, along with original tickets during office hours to collect the prizes.
Painting competition, which was a part of the mela was also held and the results declared. Junior group winners are Shavi Bhagat first, Taniya Nawaz second, Yovraj Singh Chib third, Gourav Raina, Kanika Rani, Tanmay Johal consolations.